IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme

2018 IEAGHG CCS Summer School

Gosh how quickly a week can go by when you are deeply engaged in receiving a lot of information. Well that was how our Summer School felt to us. We were very pleased to have our 12th International CCS Summer School hosted by the Norwegian CCS Research Centre in Trondheim, with 58 students from 24 countries. Covering all aspects of CCS presented by leading international experts, this year the students also had group exercises in communication and designing monitoring plans, as well as an interactive careers session, and the usual group project work. Particularly because of the hosts and venue, the students were given very up-to-date information on the development of the new Norwegian storage site and the industrial sources of CO2 , representing state-of-the-art work-in-progress by a leading CCS country. Overall the week consisted of 4 days of lectures and a fieldtrip on the Wednesday to the CO2 Laboratory at Tiller and a tour of SINTEF's lab facilities at NTNU.


A sincere thank you to the sponsors NCCSRC, UK BEIS, SFOE, CLIMIT, Shell, Total and RCN. Thanks also to the experts and mentors who came to give their time and share their knowledge. And the biggest thank you to all the students who were excellent, enthusiastic, full of energy, and asked great questions of the experts and mentors. The Best Group Award went to Group 3 who tackled "Is CCS Viable for Developing Countries?". The Best Poster Awards went to Charlotte Mitchell (University of Edinburgh) and to Tjerk Lap (University of Groningen). An even harder task was to decide on the awards for the two Most Outstanding Students, as they we all so good, and this year these were awarded to Corey Myers (Waseda University) and Pooya Hoseinpoori (Imperial College). Congratulations to all!


This Summer School took our alumni to over 600. We look forward to seeing many of this year's students at the GHGT-14 Student Reception at The Boat Builders Yard Bar and Restaurant on Tuesday 23 October (see the GHGT website for details).


And finally a big thank you to our hosts the NCCSRC and SINTEF for such an excellent week!


CLICK HERE to view an interview with Emmanuel Ajoma, one of our very own Summer School students!


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